Battle Road SpringWhat is the Battle Road?
The Battle Road Tournaments are a series of tournaments organized since spring 2007. They are intended as lower qualifying tournaments and the outcome of a match of each player is of importance to winners how many Championship points will earn they will earn. This is important for players to earn an invite for the World Championships (Learn more about Championship points (click here)). The Battle Road Spring tournaments will be held in April and May 2013 at various locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. The results and pictures from these tournaments can be seen under button "Tournaments › Results 2013-2014".
Participants play with their own decks in the Modified Constructed format. That means that the use of cards is limited to certain series. Prior to the tournament, during the player meeting, one has to hand over a decklist and during the tournaments there will be deck checks.
Cards present in the series mentioned below are allowed:
|BLW||Black & White|
|EPO||BW Emerging Powers|
|NVI||BW Noble Victories|
|NXD||BW Next Destinies|
|DEX||BW Dark Explorers|
|DRX||BW Dragons Exalted|
|BCR||BW Boundaries Crossed|
|PLS||BW Plasma Storm|
|TK||Black & White Trainer Kit|
|PR||Promo's BW 1 e.v.|
Participants are divided into 3 divisions, dependent on the year of birth. These divisions are:
Junior division: born in 2002 or later;
Senior division: born in 1998, 1999; 2000 or 2001
Masters division: born in 1997 or earlier.
The tournament is run using Age Modified Swiss pairings, 2-out-of-3 + 3 turns in rounds of 45 minutes + 3 turns. For Top-cut (max. 4 players per division) 2-out-of-3 + 3 turns will be played too, but now in rounds of 60 minutes.
Don’t forget when you participate in this tournament
Take care that you have your PlayerID at hand;
Read the tournament rules, so you know what to bring to this event;
Have your decklist form (see left under the "Registration › decklist” button) filled in completely prior to the tournament;
Have your cards at the same follow order as you decklist for deckcheck;
Be at the venue on time, as those that arrive too late will receive a “round loss”.
The main prize of a Battle Road is a Victory Cup card handed out to the first to 3rd place winners only. The winners of each division will receive 4 boosters BW Plasma Storm too. The runner up will receive 4 boosters, while 3rd and 4th places get 2 boosters each. In addition there is a booster BW Plasma Storm for all other participants.
Furthermore there will be a raffle of Pokémon binders and playmats among the participants.
The size of the Battle Road Spring tournaments are generally more limited in scope than the City Championships. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, it is important to determine to register to secure your registration. Even if unable to participate it is highly appreciated by the organizing gymleague / tournament organizer to inform him of your withdrawal. For registration see under button "Registration › Tournaments".
For those that do not make it into the Top-cut a side event organized may be organized depending upon interest. If a side event occurs is quite relevant to the organizers of the Battle Road.
For dates of tournaments see under button Tournaments › Tournament calendar.